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Surprise twist as new Democrat joins Ohio governor's race

A former infantry field surgeon-turned-venture capitalist who has made an 11th-hour entry into Ohio's crowded governor's race said Thursday his first foray into politics is a reaction to Republican President Donald Trump.

Jon Heavey, 42, of suburban Cleveland, was among the 2018 candidates who filed petitions by Wednesday's deadline.

He's among eight Democrats now officially running to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich, who's term-limited. They include former federal consumer watchdog Richard Cordray, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, state Sen. Joe Schiavoni, ex-state lawmaker Connie Pillich and former Supreme Court Justice William O'Neill.

Attorney General Mike...